Daily Archives: March 22, 2017

Pineapple industry to start business in China

By Rommel Téllez of the A.M. Costa Rica staff It is official. The Costa Rican pineapple industry is ready to start sales in China as soon as producers are ready. The export permit was granted last week to the Cámara … Continue reading

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Murdered man sprayed with 15 shots

Two people riding one motorcycle shot and killed a 22-year old man last Monday night in the Toro Amarillo Village, located in Limón province. The attackers apparently approached the victim while he was having a conversation with a friend and … Continue reading

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New holiday bill passes first reading

Lawmakers gave the first approval Tuesday to a bill that would designate Oct. 17 Día Nacional de don Florencio del Castillo. Florencio del Castillo was a representative from the province of Costa Rica to the Cortes de Cádiz, the short-lived … Continue reading

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Fraud activity targeting farmers in debt

Fraudsters are targeting low-income farmers who seek a debt relief on their property, according to Instituto de Desarrollo Rural, a government agency that seeks economic growth of underdeveloped areas. Unknown people are approaching farmers all over the country and asking … Continue reading

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Play explores the trials of aging and experience in senior citizens

A fantasy trip by an older couple on their stationary bikes when only memory fills life from day to day is the plot of a new play examining the trials of age. “Fugitivos de la ausencia” is a story about … Continue reading

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Museum to inaugurate permanent exhibit of centuries-old ceramics

Talk about job security. Families around San Vicente and Guatil in Guanacaste have been making ceramics since at least 2000 B.C. And some of the artisans still use the molds that produced pots, other domestic ceramics and symbolic and religious … Continue reading

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Watchdog agency bill under consideration

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would create an independent consumer watchdog agency. The bill, No. 19.996, would create an entity called the Tribunal Administrativo de Competencia. The measure is being considered by the Comisión Permanente de Gobierno. The concept … Continue reading

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Police arrest Spaniards for illegal fishing

A group of Spaniards were surprised by the Costa Rican coast guard Tuesday in the Gulf of Nicoya following their illegal fishing excursion. The Guardacostas discovered around 10 arbaletas, a type of harpoon gun that functions similarly to a crossbow … Continue reading

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Frenchman arrested for shooting at a taxi

Police arrested a French citizen who opened fire against a taxi driver yesterday in Garabito, Puntarenas. According to a police report, the man struck a taxi with his car and tried to run away. The driver started to chase the … Continue reading

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Another rainy season about to begin in Costa Rica

In addition to death and taxes, the rainy season is inevitable in Costa Rica. Expats should figure that from Easter to the last days of November they should do their errands in the morning to avoid afternoon rains. Last year, … Continue reading

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Panama papers places 120 entities under scrutiny by finance ministry for tax fraud, other violations

By Conor Golden News Editor of A.M. Costa Rica The finance ministry is investigating 120 individuals and business entities for possible instances of tax fraud and other violations as a result of an examination of the documents collectively known as … Continue reading

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